Best Practices for Treating Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
Up to 90% of head and neck cancer survivors develop lymphedema. Speech-language pathologist Joy Hesse explains how to recognize and treat this disabling condition.
- Treatment for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) should be proactive.
- Practitioners must learn to recognize both internal and external swelling.
- To prevent fibrosis, plan for early manual therapy and ongoing Flexitouch® therapy.